It’s been one of the mysteries of life recently, up there with the Bermuda Triangle, Big Foot and just why are Sp*rs often referred to as ‘Premier League giants’ or ‘a BIG club?’
Mesut Ozil has been missing from the Arsenal squad for the whole of January and you have to go back to our 1-1 draw against Brighton on Boxing Day to find everyone’s favourite Turkish-German even listed as part of our squad.
There were rumours afoot about some disquiet between him and Unai Emery, and it looks like there could be some truth in these rumours according to the BBCs David Ornstein. The Arsenal Oracle himself has admitted there have been things going on behind the scenes between the two Arsenal heavyweights.
Speaking on Five Live, Ornstein confirmed that Emery had suggested to Ozil that he leaves Arsenal, citing mainly financial reasons for the brazen suggestion by Emery:
“Emery has suggested to Ozil that it would be best for him to leave the club, and the hierarchy of the club feels that they would like him to move on. I think that’s mainly financially driven – but also related to that is the fact he is not performing anywhere near the level when he has played on a consistent basis…”
Ornstein then added however, that Ozil has no intention of leaving the Arsenal, and is now putting in extra work behind the scenes to work his way back into Emery’s plans, he said:
“I’m told he’s working extremely hard to get himself fit. Reports coming out of London Colney is that he’s now doing extra gym work and he has a positive demeanour…”
Fingers crossed Emery’s hairbrained scheme can work and Ozil sticks up a metaphorical two fingers to the Arsenal hierarchy, gets himself back into Emery’s good books and starts playing like we all know he can.
Looks like Ozil could be back in contention for the game against Chelsea this weekend according The Metro.